(Closed) Would this be okay for our cocktail hour?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 4
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that would be great. Maybe throw some mimosas into the plan?

Post # 5
3374 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yes, it’s a bit early for drinking so I think the punch is good.

What about soda? I really really like soda more than juice.

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

I think that sounds good. 

I have always wanted to go to a brunch reception. I love me some mimosas.

Post # 7
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think that’s fine for a brunch “cocktail” hour. I wouldn’t be drinking any alcohol that early in the day, even for lunch at 1pm. What kind of pastries are you thinking? I wouldn’t be all that happy if the only things available were high in sugar like donuts, etc, especially not if my kids were invited. Maybe you could offer a crepe station? Crepes can be filled with fruit, syrups, and other sugary things, or you can offer scrambled eggs and bacon to fill them. Just a thought!

Post # 8
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

One of the best parts about brunch is mimosas, so I’d might offer a few pitchers of those instead of punch.  Otherwise, sounds great!  I think the food options are totally fine for the “cocktail hour,” too!

Post # 9
1962 posts
Buzzing bee

I think that’s totally fine.  I second the mimosa suggestion.  Yum.

Also, I would like to hear the more about the drink ticket thing.  Is this really the most efficient way to get the biggest bang for the buck?  Are you paying for the tickets (aka drinks) even if someone doesn’t use?  Or does a turned in ticket equal what you are paying for?  If it is the former, don’t you think a bar tab that closes would be the better choice.  My dad doesn’t drink, for example, and that would be two wasted tickets (and I know people trade them but I don’t think one can count on that).

Post # 10
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mimosa’s would be better than the punch, In My Humble Opinion.

Also, if you just have some fresh fruit – even just bananas and apples – I think that would be good for the more health conscious.

Post # 11
548 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Maybe add bloody marys for the cocktail hour?  Seems like that is usually a “brunchy” drink option.

Post # 14
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What about calling it a tea instead of cocktail hour?

Post # 15
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

i think that sounds really nice. i also like the suggestions of throwing in a mimosa or a bloody mary/red beer for the guys! just a thought.

Post # 16
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mimosas and bloody marys are usually good brunch drinks. 

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